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Here are some answers to several frequently asked questions about the Carroll Kids and Carroll Teens summer programs for children who are blind and visually impaired:

Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2023. To receive an application and additional information, please email kidsandteens@carroll.org or call Nancy Sharon at 617-969-6200 ext. 217. When applying, you should also contact your child’s Commission for the Blind counselor to inquire about funding possibilities.

Students will prepare the majority of their meals and practice other independent living skills, learn to take public transportation, explore low vision and blindness technologies, and partake in recreational activities. Carroll Teens will focus on career exploration as well.

The staff to student ratio for the Carroll Kids and Carroll Teens programs is 1:3. All programming is planned and overseen by qualified educational professionals including Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI), Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS), and Vision Rehabilitation Specialists (VRT). Support staff currently enrolled in vision studies or education programs or working in the field of vision education are also hired to work the summer programs.

Carroll Teens session will be housed on campus at the Carroll Center. Students staying overnight will stay in the Carroll Center’s St. Paul dormitory along with several staff. Meals will be on campus.

Daily meals and snacks are either provided by our food services or are prepared by the students. Dining experiences at restaurants and ice cream shops are provided.